Anthony Robbins once said “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
Being consistent is hard. It takes a great deal of effort to do what needs to be done day in and day out. Building consistency takes time. It’s not an overnight success story. However, there are steps that you can implement into your daily routine to put you in a position to be successful.
Here are 3 ways you can begin to develop consistency today.
- Create and implement a morning routine. This is huge when it comes to being consistent. Set up a routine that you can accomplish every morning and stick to it. This could look like waking up at the same time every day. Then jumping in the shower, drinking 8oz of water, and reading for 10 minutes. Start your day off on a high note and watch how easy the rest of the day becomes.
- Exercise. This doesn’t mean exercise every day, but be consistent with the days you do. Dedicate 60 minutes 3 days a week to move around and get active.
- Write it down. Physically write down on a piece of paper what it is that you want to become more consistent with and look at it daily. Read it out loud. Tell someone so they can help keep you in check.
Just like any other learned skill, consistency gets better the more you practice it. It will also help to boost your spirits and help you push through some of those hard times. However, being consistent goes beyond the gym. Picture this, you want to lose 10lbs by the end of the next month. That’s a pretty achievable goal! What happens if you only eat a few meals a day and both of those meals are from a gas station or drive-through; that goal becomes significantly harder! What if you were to be more consistent with the way you eat? That would look like preparing some meals ahead of time and eating 3 meals a day.
Consistency is the act of doing the same thing repeatedly.
Is it hard? Yes. Can you do it? 100%!